This post from Strategic Consulting Lead, Gareth Jones, looks at why many L&D departments lack full-time data analysts and offers three solutions to the current lack of L&D data collection skills. The solutions are presented on a sliding scale, from ‘just starting out with limited resources’ (‘Good’) to more mature, complex solutions (‘Best’).
For many L&D teams, data collection and analysis is a completely new skillset and there’s often no one in the existing team with the capabilities to take on this work. From our annual surveys into measuring the business impact of learning, measurement workshops and customer work, we’ve seen these barriers crop up again and again.
After years spent investigating the measurement effort in our industry, we’re in a position to offer some really practical solutions. Because of the wide range of organizations we’ve worked with to implement measurement programs, we know that every organization is different and that these barriers may have particular nuances for an individual business.